Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Conservative Party reigns in Parliament after majority is secured in General Election

13th December 2019

The General Election has resulted in a significant majority for the Conservative Party – the biggest since Margaret Thatcher in […]

Birmingham city centre tram extension opens to passengers ahead of schedule

13th December 2019

Two more Birmingham city centre tram stops have been opened to passengers offering direct services to Christmas markets, attractions and […]

Balfour Beatty appoints Chief Technology Officer to accelerate drive for sustainable innovation

12th December 2019

Balfour Beatty today announces the creation of a new leadership role – Chief Technology Officer – to support its growing […]

GBRf celebrate longstanding employee with loco naming

11th December 2019

GB Railfreight are thrilled to announce the naming of a loco after longstanding colleague Chris Hopcroft MBE on Thursday 5 […]

Amey announces Amanda Fisher as Acting CEO

10th December 2019

Leading public and regulated services business Amey, has today announced the appointment of Amanda Fisher as acting CEO. She is […]

Ballater Old Royal Station wins coveted railway heritage award

9th December 2019

Aberdeenshire Council has celebrated success at this year’s National Rail Heritage Awards for the restoration of the fire-ravaged Ballater Old […]

Story Scotland swap Christmas video for helping people experiencing homelessness

9th December 2019

As part of our commitment to supporting the local community, a team from Story Scotland this week eschewed their usual […]

The Rail Alliance celebrates its 600th Community Member

5th December 2019

Celebrating 12 months since its formal integration as part of the University of Birmingham’s specialist rail facility, Birmingham Centre of […]

More than 100 Santander Cycles docking points installed near major rail stations

5th December 2019

TfL will install 105 new Santander Cycles docking points around Network Rail stations in central London by the end of the […]

Railfuture’s manifesto for rail

5th December 2019

Railfuture has published its own analysis of the political parties’ proposed policies on transport. “The environment has taken centre stage, […]

Omnicom Balfour Beatty recognised for best in class use of emerging technology

4th December 2019

Omnicom Balfour Beatty was praised last night at the Transport for London (TfL) Supplier Awards for their unrivaled use of […]

VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier opens road 10 hours ahead of schedule after successfully installing 1,000-tonne Luton DART bridge

4th December 2019

The VolkerFitzpatrick-Kier joint-venture was able to open the A1081 10 hours early, following the team’s installation of an 80-metre long, […]

RIA announces new partnership with Infrarail 2020 to provide even more for the rail industry

3rd December 2019

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has announced a new partnership with exhibition […]

New study reveals high levels of pollution on London Underground

29th November 2019

Researchers from King’s College London have carried out the first comprehensive study of fine particles on the London Underground to […]

Nexus appoints a new Head of Maintenance Delivery

28th November 2019

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has appointed a new Head of Maintenance […]

RSSB appoints Arup to review case for hydrogen trains

28th November 2019

Rail industry body RSSB has appointed Arup to develop a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains on the […]

Growing Story Scotland team plants new head office in Glasgow

28th November 2019

Scottish division of Story Contracting opens new head office in Blantyre to accommodate growing team and pipeline of projects. The […]

Maritime’s East Midlands Gateway terminal on track for completion

27th November 2019

Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime) has made rapid progress on the construction of its rail terminal at Castle Donington, East Midlands […]

Crossrail Project Update – Late November 2019

26th November 2019

A new plan to complete the outstanding works and bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service at the earliest possible […]

FTA strengthens multimodal offering with new policy manager

26th November 2019

FTA has announced the appointment of Zoe McLernon as its Multimodal Policy Manager, a newly created role to strengthen FTA’s […]

New Metrolink fares unveiled, including a price freeze on all single journeys and cheaper tickets for early risers and part-time workers

22nd November 2019

The latest proposed Metrolink fares have been revealed, with the majority of tram passengers able to access cheaper-than-forecast journeys across […]

Greater Anglia slashes delays for West Anglia commuter trains

22nd November 2019

Greater Anglia has reduced delays caused by faults on its West Anglia commuter trains by almost half. Between December 2018 […]